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1: Barbara Adam, Richard Whipp, and Ida Sabelis: Choreographing Time and Management: Traditions, Developments, and Opportunities Part I: Masking Time, Making Time: Rethinking Basic Assumptions 2: Laurids Hedaa and Jan-Ake Toernroos: Towards a Theory of Timing: Kairology in Business Networks 3: Christian Noss: Taking Time Seriously: Organizational Change, Flexibility, and the Present Time in a New Perspective 4: David Knights and Pamela Odih: Now's the Time! Consumption and Time (Space) Disruptions in Postmodern Virtual Worlds 5: Alf Rehn: Good Times and Bad Times: The Moral Discourse of Time and Management Part II: Temporal Strategies in a Rapidly Changing World 6: Ida Sabelis: Hidden Causes for Unknown Losses: Time Compression in Management 7: Nishimoto Ikuko: Cooperation Engineered: Efficiency in a Complex Division of Labour of the 'Just-in-Time' System 8: Emma Bell and Alan Tuckman: Hanging on the Telephone: Temporal Flexibility and the Accessible Worker 9: Heijin Lee and Jonathan Liebenau: A New Time Discipline: Managing Virtual Work Environments 10: Paul Sergius Koku: The Simultaneous Use of Time by Management and Consumers in Launching and Buying a New Product: An Empirical Analysis of the Computer Industry Part III: The Temporal Implications of Alternative Approaches to Management 11: Ronald E. Purser: Contested Presents: Critical Perspectives on 'Real Time' Management 12: Dirk Bunzel: The Rhythm of the Organization: Simultaneity, Identity, and Discipline in an Australian Coastal Hotel 13: Tom Keenoy, Cliff Oswick, Peter Anthony, David Grant, and Iain Mangham: Interpretative Times: The Timescapes of Managerial Decision Making

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Richard Whipp is a Professor at Cardiff Business School and is the Chair of the British Academy of Management. He has taught and researched at Warwick Business School and Aston Business School as well as holding visiting positions at the University of Uppsala and the LSE. He has published widely in the areas of innovation and strategic change. Barbara Adam is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. She is the founding editor of the journal Time & Society and has published extensively on the social relations of time. Ida Sabelis is Senior Lecturer of Organisation Anthropology with the research group Culture, Organisation & Management at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Before her current position, she was co-founder and consultant of Kantharos, Institute for the Management of Diversity in Amsterdam. She is review editor for non-English publications of the journal Time & Society.


This book is a welcome sign of continued growth and vitality in the study of time ... reading this book will be an eye-opening experience for those in management who cling to traditional assumptions concerning temporality. KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time ... original and provocative. Work, employment and society

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